Marianne Wilkinson

Councillor, Kanata North


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Clergy on the Catwalk

Clergy on the Catwalk
Saturday May 30, 2pm
Algonquin College 1385 Woodroffe Avenue

I have tickets available for this Spring Fashion Show Fundraiser, featuring women clergy as models, for Hospice Care Ottawa. The event includes a silent auction, door prizes, delectable desserts, fashions/jewellery and accessories. Tickets are only $50 with $35 tax receipt and are supporting a great cause. Call me to purchase your ticket at 613-580-2474.


Meetings at Ottawa City Hall May 25 – 29

All public meetings will be held at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, unless otherwise noted.

For a complete agenda and updates, please sign up for email alerts or visit Public Meetings and Notices on ottawa.ca, or call 3-1-1.

Ottawa Police Services Board – Monday, May 25, 5 p.m., Champlain Room

  • Chief’s Verbal Report
  • Byward Market Street Ambassador Program – 2014 Annual Report and 2015 Funding
  • Canadian Association of Police Governance Annual Conference – Attendance and Sponsorship
  • Financial Status Report – First Quarter 2015
  • Outstanding Board Inquiries and Motions – May 2015
  • Letters of Commendation
  • By-Law to Amend the False Alarm Reduction By-Law of the Ottawa Police Services Board

Planning Committee –Tuesday, May 26, 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • Official Plan and Zoning By-Law Amendments – 4401 Fallowfield Road
  • Comprehensive Zoning By-Law 2008-250 – Omnibus Zoning By-Law Amendments
  • Zoning By-Law Amendment – Phase II of Low-Rise Infill Housing Study
  • Local Commercial Study – City-Initiated Zoning By-Law Amendments for Local Shops and Services in Residential Areas
  • Appointment of Risk Management Official and Inspector(S) Under Part IV of the Clean Water Act, 2006
  • Sandy Hill Heritage Study
  • Application to Alter 131 Minto Place, a Property Designated Under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act and Located in the Rockcliffe Park Heritage Conservation District
  • Built Heritage Sub-Committee Terms of Reference

City Council Meeting – Wednesday, May 27, 10 a.m., Andrew S. Haydon Hall

Audit Committee – Thursday, May 28, 9:30 a.m. Champlain Room

  • 2014 City of Ottawa Consolidated Financial Statements
  • Sinking Fund Financial Statements


Summer Student Opportunity

JUNIOR RANGER POSITION (2 available)

Location:  Working from the Richcraft Recreation Complex-Kanata, 4101 Innovation Drive, Kanata
Duration:  Twelve weeks, 35 hours per week
Reimbursement:  $11 per hour.  Will be provided with t-shirts, hats, gloves and required equipment.
Student to Provide: cell phone (honorarium provided towards operating costs), own boots.

Duties:  assist in creating and maintaining trails in the natural environment area; identification and removal of invasive species where required; tours with children from City Day Camp Programs; work with youth in the community to introduce them to nature; evaluate activities towards setting up an ongoing program; assisting at special events in the community.

The Junior Rangers will be assisted by volunteers in the community and the Youth Coordinator at the Richcraft Complex.  The program is sponsored by Councillor Marianne Wilkinson and members of the community group that works with the Richcraft Recreation Complex-Kanata

Applications should be forwarded to Councillor Marianne Wilkinson at marianne.wilkinson@ottawa.ca  Include your resume and a brief description on why you are interested in this position. 


Meetings at Ottawa City Hall May 11 – 18

All public meetings will be held at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, unless otherwise noted.

For a complete agenda and updates, please sign up for email alerts or visit Public Meetings and Notices on ottawa.ca, or call 3-1-1.

Planning Committee – Tuesday, May 12, 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • Zoning By-Law Amendment – 385 Sussex Drive
  • Zoning By-Law Amendment – 187 Metcalfe Street
  • Zoning By-Law Amendment – 873, 875, 877 Contour Street and 2705, 2709 Pagé Road
  • Zoning By-Law Amendment – Part of 3872 Greenbank Road
  • Revised Circulation Packages for Development Applications
  • Status Update – Planning Committee Inquiries and Motions for the Period Ending May 1, 2015

Ottawa Public Library Board – Tuesday, May 12, 5 p.m., Champlain Room

City Council Meeting – Wednesday, May 13, 10 a.m., Andrew S. Haydon Hall

Built Heritage Sub-Committee – Thursday, May 14, 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • Built Heritage Sub-Committee Terms of Reference
  • Sandy Hill Heritage Study

Application to Alter 131 Minto Place, A Property Designated Under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act and Located in the Rockcliffe Park Heritage Conservation District.


CWF looking for flower garden volunteers

“At the Canadian Wildlife Federation, we are itching to get our hands dirty and get our native plant demonstration gardens looking their best. But we need your help and it’s a wonderful opportunity to get involved.

At our head office in Kanata, we are lucky enough to be surrounded by beautiful gardens. They were created in 2001 to show Canadians that native plants are beautiful and beneficial. Our wildlife-friendly gardens meet the basic needs of wildlife. The variety of native plants offer food, shelter and space, while our pond and recirculating stream is a source of water. We also practice earth-friendly gardening – avoiding pesticides, conserving water, doing our best to work with nature rather than against it.

These gardens are remarkable but they can only stay that way with care and attention. We can’t always do it on our own. If you feel inspired, we’d love for you to volunteer. There are many different tasks that are right for you in and around our gardens. So don’t let a busy schedule, an achy knee or your level of gardening expertise stop you. We will guide you along and make sure you have a task that you’re comfortable with. Share what you know with us and we’ll share what we’ve learned with you.

We need folks to weed, water and dig and people who know their native plants. The list goes on. There is no minimum time requirement. Any time you can donate is truly appreciated and will help set the standard for wildlife-friendly gardening across Canada.

If you are available anytime Tuesday through Thursday, between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm, please contact Sarah Coulber, Education Specialist at 613-599-9594 ext. 216 or email sarahc@cwf-fcf.org

Curious about our gardens? Take a virtual tour ».

More information on the gardens? 


‘How to start a community garden’ workshop

The Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre is hosting a ‘how to start a community garden’ workshop.

When: June 2nd, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Where: 2 MacNeil Court, Kanata
Register: http://justfood.nationbuilder.com/h2startcg_6_15

What is a Community Garden?

A community garden is a shared space where people gather together to grow fruits and/or vegetables collectively.

Community gardens vary widely in their structure, purpose and format. They can consist of collective plots, individual plots, or a combination of the two. Food may be grown for the garden’s members, for a local organization such as a community kitchen or bulk buying club, or for the community at large. The most common type of community garden is one in which garden plots are rented to community members on an annual basis to plant vegetables for their own consumption.

Why Start a Community Garden?

A community garden can help improve food security for participants by increasing physical and economic access to adequate amounts of healthy food. Community gardens provide health, economic, educational, social, and environmental benefits to participants and the community at large. Community Gardens:

  • Provide fresh, healthy, low-cost food that can substitute for otherwise expensive food purchases;
  • Encourage physical activity for all age groups;
  • Create a social gathering place for the community and encourage the sharing of intergenerational knowledge;
  • Enable participants to learn basic gardening skills, from sowing seeds to harvesting, and to better understand their food system;
  • Provide a welcoming space for participants to build self-confidence, wellness, and personal skills; and
  • Help improve the local environment by preserving and growing http://www.foodsecuritynews.com/Publications/Community_Garden_Best_Practices_Toolkit.pdf


Meetings at Ottawa City Hall May 4 – 8

All public meetings will be held at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, unless otherwise noted.

For a complete agenda and updates, please sign up for email alerts or visit Public Meetings and Notices on ottawa.ca, or call 3-1-1.

Crime Prevention Ottawa Board Meeting – Monday, May 4, 5 p.m. Honeywell Room

Finance and Economic Development Committee – Tuesday, May 5, 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • 2015 Operating and Capital Budget – Q1 Status Report
  • Delegation of Authority – Contracts Awarded for the Period of October 1 to December 31, 2014
  • 2014 – Purchasing Year in Review
  • Economic Development Strategy Update 2015-2018
  • Celebrations Ottawa Inc. – Board of Directors and Service Agreement
  • Delegation of Authority – Acquisition and Sale of Land and Property – July 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015
  • Freiman Pedestrian Bridge Over Rideau Street

Transportation Committee – Wednesday, May 6, 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • Little Italy Local Area Parking Study
  • Parking Services – 2014 Annual Report
  • Parking Services – 2015 Business Plan
  • Fleet Business Process Improvements

Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee – Thursday, May 7, 10 a.m., The Chamber, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive

  • 2015 Wild Parsnip Strategy
  • Amendment or Modification to Development Charge By-Law – Village of Richmond
  • Amendment or Modification to Development Charge By-Law – Portions of Manotick
  • Semi-Annual Performance Report to Council – Q2 2014 and Q3 2014
  • Amendment to The Engineer’s Report for the Devine Municipal Drain North of Devine Road
  • Zoning By-Law Amendment – 1670 John Quinn Road
  • Zoning By-Law Amendment – Parts of 4837 Albion Road and 4910 Bank Street
  • Zoning By-Law Amendment – Part of 6891 McDiarmid Road
  • Official Plan and Zoning By-Law Amendment – Part of 1883 Bradley Side Road
  • Zoning By-Law Amendment – Part of 1674 Yorks Corners Road
  • Land Evaluation and Area Review Update and the Ottawa Soils Mapping Project
  • Court of Revision – Monahan Creek Municipal Drain South of Hope Side Road


TACK PUBLIC MEETING AND OPEN HOUSE

Tuesday, May 19. 7:30 – 9:00pm
Presentation at 8 pm
Mlacak Center, 2500 Campeau Drive

Would you like to cycle more, but you are unsure which routes would be best? How have other Kanata North residents solved some of the common commuting challenges? What is the City of Ottawa doing to make Kanata North more accessible by bike?  The Transportation Action Committee Kanata (TACK) North Cycling Committee has been hard at work for the last year to answer these questions. They are having a public meeting and open house on Tuesday May 19, and will present their findings, give demonstrations and answer questions.  Come out and meet your neighbours, enjoy cookies and refreshments, and also learn how you can become more active and get involved. (Click image for larger picture).

TACK is a dedicated group of volunteers, who responded to my request to help me in dealing with transportation items in Kanata North. It was formed in 2014. The committee reviews the transportation needs of Kanata North residents and recommends improvements to meet those needs. In cooperation with various city of Ottawa departments, the Committee keeps me informed as Ward Councillor, regarding specific aspects of transportation within the boundaries of Kanata North (Ward 4). The aim of TACK is to foster a quality of service that benefits all residents who are users of transit, cycling, sidewalks (pedestrians), and roads as their modes of transportation.

Cycling Open House Letter sized poster


KANATA NORTH TRANSPORTATION SURVEY

Please take your time to complete the brief survey here.  

The information gained from the survey will be used to improve the quality, planning and usage of Active Transportation and Public Transit in Kanata North. More information on The Transportation Action Committee Kanata (TACK) is listed below.  The survey should only take 10-15 minutes to complete and will run until May 12, 2015.  Please share the survey with other members of your household, neighbours and Kanata North friends, family and colleagues.  All responses will remain strictly confidential and anonymous. No personal information will be saved unless you have explicitly agreed to it. A summary of the findings will be posted on my website in June 2015.

Survey URL: http://tiny.cc/TransportationStudy2015

Mayor Watson and Councillor Wilkinson


Meetings at City Hall Apr 20 – 24

All public meetings will be held at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, unless otherwise noted.

For a complete agenda and updates, please sign up for email alerts or visit Public Meetings and Notices on ottawa.ca, or call 3-1-1.

Transportation Committee – Monday, April 20, 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • Status update – Transportation Committee Inquiries and Motions for the Period Ending April 10, 2015
  • Semi-annual Performance Report to Council Q2 2014 and Q3 2014
  • Lansdowne Transportation Monitoring Operations Committee (LTMOC) – 2014 Update
  • Elgin Street Outdoor Patio Pilot Project
  • Outdoor Patio Fee Review

Ottawa Board of Health – Monday, April 20, 5 p.m., Champlain Room

  • Chair of the Board of Health Verbal Report
  • Medical Officer of Health Verbal Report
  • Building a Healthier Ottawa – Ottawa Public Health Strategic Plan 2015 to 2018
  • Ottawa Public Health’s 2014 Annual Report
  • Healthy Start – Part 2: Infant Health
  • Approval for Participation in Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) Multi-Year Funding Agreement for the Construction Industry Tobacco Cessation Project
  • Quality Improvement Plan Update
  • Ottawa Board of Health Public Health Funding and Accountability Agreement Year-End Results
  • 2015 Operating Budget Q1 – Board of Health for the City of Ottawa Health Unit Status Report
  • Attendance at the Association of Local Public Health Agencies (alPHa) 2015 Annual Conference

Environment Committee – Tuesday, April 21, 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • Status Update – Environment Committee Inquiries and Motions for the Period Ending April 14 2015
  • General Accounts – Water Write-Offs and Repayment Agreements Executed in 2014
  • Semi-annual Performance Report to Council Q2 2014 and Q3 2014
  • Staff comments on the Environmental Assessment of the Proposed Capital Region Resource Recovery Centre
  • Green Building Policy – 2014 Status Report

Transit Commission – Wednesday, April 22, 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • Office of the Auditor General (OAG) – Annual Report and Detailed Audit Reports
  • Status Update – Transit Commission Inquiries and Motions for the Period Ending April 10, 2015
  • General Accounts – Write-Offs 2014
  • Delegation of Authority – Contracts Awarded for the Period October 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014 for Transit Services
  • Transit Services 2014 Customer Survey
  • Equity and Inclusion Lens Update
  • Transit Service During Confederation Line Construction – Transitway Closure Hurdman to Blair


Meetings at City Hall This Week

All public meetings will be held at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, unless otherwise noted.

For a complete agenda and updates, please sign up for email alerts or visit Public Meetings and Notices on ottawa.ca, or call 3-1-1.

Planning Committee – Tuesday, April 14, 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • Designation of the City of Ottawa Workshops, 7 Bayview Road, Under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act
  • Application for New Construction at 239-241 Bank Street, A Property Designated Under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act and Located in the Centretown Heritage Conservation District
  • Application to Construct a New Structure at 7 Clarence Street, A Property Located in the Byward Market Heritage Conservation District and Designated Under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act
  • Semi-Annual Performance Report to Council Q2 2014 and Q3 2014
  • Investment in Affordable Housing for Ontario (IAH) 2014 Extension Program
  • Zoning and Plan of Subdivision – 6279 Fernbank Road
  • Zoning By-Law Amendment – 68 Cooper Street
  • Zoning By-Law Amendment – 250, 266, 268, 272 And 274 Parkdale Avenue, 1518 Scott Street, 9, 11 and 13 Bullman Street
  • Zoning By-Law Amendment – Parts of 4798 Bank Street
  • Zoning By-Law Amendment – 1423 And 1449 Earl Armstrong Road and 4509 and 4515 Limebank Road
  • March Road Wastewater Pumping Station Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Study

Ottawa Public Library Board – Tuesday, April 14, 5 p.m., Champlain Room

City Council Meeting – Wednesday, April 15, 10 a.m., Andrew S. Haydon Hall

Community and Protective Services Committee –Thursday, April 16, 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • Social Assistance Management System (SAMS) Update
  • Status Update – Community and Protective Services Committee Inquiries and Motions for the Period Ending April 9, 2015
  • Semi-Annual Performance Report to Council Q2 2014 and Q3 2014
  • 2015 Child Care Service Plan – A Funding Framework for Families and their Children Accessing Not-For-Profit Licensed Child Care
  • Emergency Management Accreditation Program
  • Security and Emergency Management Branch – Annual Update
  • Harmonization of Recreation Fees

French Language Services Advisory Committee – Thursday, April 16, 6:30 p.m., Champlain Room

Election Compliance Audit Committee – Friday, April 17, 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • Election of Chair and Vice-Chair
  • Election Compliance Audit Committee – Terms of Reference
  • Election Compliance Audit Committee – Rules of Procedure


Open House re expansion of Ecole Publique Kanata

Join me at a public open house at the École Élémentaire Publique Kanata on April 1st, from 4-6 pm, to see their plans for a 21-classroom addition on their site –to replace the existing portable complex behind the school.  Until the addition is finished (planned for Dec. 31, 2015) more individual portables will be needed at the side of the building.  This creates a problem in accessing the site for the construction. The School Board has asked permission from the City to put in a temporary lane, through Klondike Park, from Laxford to the rear yard of the school. Come to the Open House for details.


Rogers Home Time Hockey in Kanata

This is a great opportunity to participate in a fabulous event. This is the first time the event is being held in Kanata, located at the Kanata Recreation Centre in Walter Baker Park. This weekend outdoor hockey festival will be packed with activities for all ages. There will be a live TV show broadcast on Sunday with Ron MacLean from the Sportsnet Mobile Studio and a chance to meet NHL Alumni, local hockey heroes and celebrities. The entire festival will culminate with Ron hosting the broadcast of the Ottawa Senators vs. Toronto Maple Leafs NHL game from the mobile studio on Sunday evening. More info: http://www.hometownhockey.com/events/kanata-on/


Daniel Alfredsson receives Key to the City

On behalf of Mayor Jim Watson, Deputy Mayor Bob Monette tonight presented Mr. Daniel Alfredsson with the City’s most prestigious award, the Key to the City, during a special ceremony in recognition of his outstanding accomplishments and contributions to professional hockey, and for his off-ice leadership and advocacy with the Ottawa Senators Foundation, the Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health and the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa.

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“It is such an incredible honour to have Daniel Alfredsson back in Ottawa, and to present him with the Key to the City in recognition of his many accomplishments both as a leader on the ice and in the community,” said Mayor Jim Watson.

Daniel Alfredsson was born in Gothenburg, Sweden and was drafted by the Ottawa Senators during the 1994 NHL entry draft. Affectionately known as “Alfie” by Ottawa Senators fans, he won numerous awards, including the Calder Memorial Trophy as rookie of the year during his first season, and held the position of Captain from 1999 to 2013. Daniel Alfredsson played 18 seasons in the NHL, all but one with the Ottawa Senators. He played his final year with the Detroit Red Wings, but returned to Ottawa on December 3, 2014, signing a one-day contract to retire as an Ottawa Senator. Wearing his Number 11 Senators captain’s jersey one last time, Alfie received a standing ovation from fans during a ceremonial skate around the rink before the start of Ottawa’s home game.

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“Words cannot adequately express how I feel tonight,” said Daniel Alfredsson. “This city and the people of Ottawa have made our family feel so welcome during our life here. I am truly humbled to be receiving this special honour. Thank you so much.”

The City of Ottawa previously recognized the Ottawa Senators’ Captain by declaring April 10, 2010 “Daniel Alfredsson Day” in honour of his 1,000 NHL game.

In addition to his tireless work and support of the Ottawa Senators Foundation, he was also a champion for people suffering from mental health, lending his name and face in support of the Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health “You Know Who I Am” campaign as a way to help eliminate the stigma that surrounds mental health. Daniel Alfredsson was also a staunch supporter of the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa, and made many unannounced visits to the kids at CHEO.

Mr. Alfredsson also holds the Senators record for goals, assists and points; the Senators record for highest +/- rating in a season, set in 2006-07 with a +42; the Senators record for most points in a regular season game, set in 2007-08 with three goals and four assists for seven points; the Senators playoff records for most games played, goals, assists and points; and won a gold medal for Sweden during the 2006 Olympics.

Daniel Alfredsson married his long-time girlfriend Birgitta (née Backman) on July 31, 2004. They are parents of four sons; Hugo, Loui, Fenix and William Erik.

The Key to the City was first presented in 1935 by His Worship Stanley Lewis to Lord Tweedsmuir, Governor General of Canada and his wife Lady Tweedsmuir. Other Key to the City recipients include author Margaret Atwood, photographer Yousuf Karsh, actress Sandra Oh, and the Community Foundation of Ottawa.

 


Older Adults Consultation

The City adopted an Older Adult Plan in 2012.  On Wed March 18 from 9 am to 3:30 pm join me at City Hall at a consultation to help shape the plan for 2015 – 2018.  Feedback acquired at this event will be used to update the plan and ensure it continues to meet the current and long-term needs of Ottawa’s older adults, including access to essential supports, programs and services.  Lunch will be provided.  Register now – click here.


City seeks nominations for 2015 Bruce Timmermans Cycling Awards

The City of Ottawa is inviting residents to submit nominations for the 2015 Bruce Timmermans Awards. The awards recognize individuals and organizations that proactively and publicly promote the benefits and virtues of cycling as a principal mode of transportation.

Nominations are sought in both the individual and organizational categories and must be received by end of day on Friday, March 27.

A long-time cycling educator and advocate, Bruce Timmermans was an active member of the Ottawa Bicycle Club and a founding member of Citizens for Safe Cycling. He worked tirelessly to promote cycling and the City has presented these awards in his honour every year since 1999.

Printable and online forms can be found at ottawa.ca/bta along with details on how to submit nominations.


Meetings at City Hall Mar 2 – 6

All public meetings will be held at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, unless otherwise noted. For a complete agenda and updates, please sign up for email alerts or visit Public Meetings and Noticeson ottawa.ca, or call 3-1-1.

Ottawa Board of Health – Monday, March 2, 5 p.m., Champlain Room

  • Declaration of Office of new Board of Health members
  • Election of Board of Health Chair and Vice-Chair
  • Chair of the Board of Health Verbal Report
  • Medical Officer of Health Verbal Report
  • Draft Board of Health 2015 Operating Budget
  • Amendments to Ottawa Board of Health Policies and By-laws
  • 2014 Operating Budget Year End Results – Board of Health for the City of Ottawa Health Unit Status
  • Delegation of Authority – Contracts Awarded for the Period of October 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014

Agenda

Finance and Economic Development Committee –Tuesday, March 3, 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • 2015 Draft Operating and Capital Budget – Finance and Economic Development Committee
  • Information Technology Sub-Committee Terms of Reference
  • 2014 Statement of Remuneration, Benefits and Expenses Paid to Members of Council and Council Appointees
  • Brownfields Grant Program Application – 890-900 Bank Street
  • Brownfields Grant Program Application – 852 Bank Street
  • Brownfields Grant Program Application – 235-241 Bank Street and 318-320 Lisgar
  • Amendments of the Terms of Sale 2720 Richmond Road, Former Grant Alternative School to Centre Multiservices Francophone De L’Ouest (CMFO) Including Approval of First Mortgage on the Property

Agenda

Ottawa Public Library Board –Tuesday, March 3, 5 p.m., Champlain Room

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Transportation Committee – Wednesday, March 4, 9:30 a.m., Champlain Room

  • Improving Vehicle Safety and the City’s Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registration Rating
  • 2015 Draft Operating and Capital Budget – Tax and Rate Supported

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Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee –Thursday, March 5, 10 a.m., The Chamber, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive

  • 2015 Draft Operating and Capital Budget – Tax and Rate Supported
  • Monahan Creek Municipal Drain South of Hope Side Road Modifications and Improvements
  • Rural Association Partnership Program and Rural Community-Building Grant Program Updates
  • Zoning By-Law Amendment – 3981 Farmview Road
  • Zoning By-Law Amendment – 4045 Highway 17
  • Zoning By-Law Amendment – Part of 101 Spindrift Circle, Part of 589 Chriscraft Way and 804 Percival Crescent
  • Zoning By-Law Amendment – 2227 Yorks Corners Road

Agenda

Board of Health Strategic Planning Session – Friday, March 6 , 9 a.m., Nepean Sailing Club, 3259 Carling Avenue


Wildlife Speaker Series

The City of Ottawa’s Wildlife Series is presenting a panel discussion on wildlife conservation in urban areas on March 2, the eve of World Wildlife Day. Tradeshow at 6pm, followed by the panel discussion at 7:30 p.m. in Jean Pigott Place at Ottawa City Hall (110 Laurier Avenue West).

The panel will include Councillor David Chernushenko, Chair of the City’s Environment Committee, Janet Mason, Chair of the Ottawa Stewardship Council, and Brenda Van Sleeuwen, a conservation biologist with the Nature Conservancy of Canada, who will share their experiences on how cities and communities can contribute to wildlife conservation.

Visit ottawa.ca for more information and to register online for this free event.

The City’s Wildlife Series was approved by Council as part of the City’s overarching Wildlife Strategy and started with four sessions in 2014, covering the topics of: coyotes, backyard biodiversity, white-tailed deer, and winter birds. The series provides staff with an opportunity to promote public awareness of seasonal wildlife issues, as well as environmental initiatives and programs.

The Wildlife Speaker Series features experts on wildlife and wildlife issues, and promotes co-existence through understanding and respect. Each session also features an open house-style exposition of displays by City staff and local environmental organizations.

The United Nations has proclaimed World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wildlife and their habitats, and to raise awareness of the benefits conservation provides to people.

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Free Session: Effective Tax Strategies

Effective Tax strategies – FREE session at the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre

Effective Tax strategies: Free session – everyone is welcome!
Date: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 (Please register by February 20, 2015)

Are you living on low or moderate income, a family with children, or an individual wanting to know more about the ever-changing tax laws?

With this free session you can learn how to be proactive in your tax planning and record-keeping. Find out about the three main categories for tax planning: reducing income subject to tax, maximizing deductions, and using all allowable tax credits. Sign up today!


March Break camps offer adventures in your neighbourhood

School will be out from March 16 to 20 for March Break, and the City is offering a week of fun-filled activities with more than 100 action-packed camps in sports, arts, swimming and more.

Register now for March Break camps. Find your neighbourhood adventure online at ottawa.ca/recreation:

  • Take to the ice with hockey, skating and curling camps.
  • Try aqua camps, indoor soccer or rock climbing.
  • Wow family and friends with talents developed in computer, magic or movie camps.
  • Star on stage in acting, singing and dance camps.
  • Get messy with clay, paints and glue.
  • Work on your leadership skills and make new friends.

Ottawa’s largest selection of camps comes with enthusiastic and trained leaders. Our programs offer top value and quality you can trust.

Registration can be done online, or visit a recreation facility or Client Service Centre where customer service staff can help with all your registration needs.


Nordion announces landmark Canada-US partnership agreement

OTTAWA, Feb. 20, 2015 /CNW/ – Sterigenics International LLC and subsidiary Nordion, announced today agreements with General Atomics and the University of Missouri Research Reactor Center (MURR®) to establish a new, reliable supply of medical isotopes that will serve millions of patients around the world.

“Achieving a long-term supply of medical isotopes for our global customers has been our highest priority,” saidMichael Mulhern, CEO, Sterigenics International LLC. “Our new partnerships with General Atomics and MURR very much reflect our ongoing commitment to improving global public health.”

“Today’s announcement will ensure Nordion has a secure long-term supply of medical isotopes, which will consolidate our leadership position in this business. That is great news for our company, for our employees, our customers and patients around the world,” said Mr. Tom Burnett, President, Medical Isotopes, Nordion.  “Nordion has found what we believe is the best global solution for the industry – a combination of our best-in-class medical isotope capabilities, with the world-class nuclear reactor and innovative target design expertise of General Atomics and the unparalleled reliability of the University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR), a leading U.S. research reactor centre and radioisotope supplier.”

A medical isotope is a safe radioactive substance used by health professionals to assist in the diagnosis of approximately 50 million patients in North America and around the world every year. The most important of these medical isotopes is technetium-99m (Tc-99m), derived from molybdenum-99 (Mo-99), used in more than 80 percent of all nuclear medicine procedures. Nordion pioneered the efforts to develop the first commercial supply of fission-based Mo-99, bringing it to market 40 years ago. This development enabled the dramatically expanded use of Tc-99m compounds and applications that have become the gold-standard in nuclear medicine today.

Nordion’s current supply of Mo-99 is from the National Research Universal reactor (NRU) at Chalk River, Ontario, operated by Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL). The NRU is scheduled to cease routine production of Mo-99 inNovember 2016. However the Government of Canada announced recently that it will support the extension of the NRU operations until March 31, 2018 to help support global medical isotope demand in the unexpected circumstances of shortages during this time.

“Today’s announcement highlights the latest achievement in the production of medical isotopes, supporting global cooperation and ensuring security of supply,” said Hon. Greg Rickford, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources. “We’re pleased to be working with Nordion and others as part of our global cooperation to advance development and production of medical isotopes.”

This new medical isotope supply will be produced using General Atomics’ innovative Selective Gaseous Extraction (SGE) technology. The targets used will incorporate Low Enriched Uranium (LEU), in line with Nordion’s commitment to the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Global Threat Reduction Initiative. The California-based technology firm brings fifty-seven years of experience and success in reactor and fuel target design to this partnership. The General Atomics TRIGA® is the most widely used research reactor in the world with 66 facilities in 23 countries on five continents.

“We are very pleased to work with world-class organizations like Nordion and MURR to solve a major medical isotope supply problem for North America that affects the lives of millions of people,” said Dr. John Parmentola, General Atomics Senior Vice President of Energy and Advanced Concepts.

“As a public research institution, MURR is pleased to support the General Atomics SGE technology. MURR has worked with Nordion for more than 20 years and is proud to be involved in a partnership that will become an important U.S. source of Mo-99,” said Ralph Butler, Executive Director of MURR.  “We take our role in meeting patient needs very seriously, and we are fortunate in Missouri to have such a well-designed reactor and an outstanding staff enabling us to accommodate this important need in the medical community.”

With project planning and pre-work well underway, Nordion and its partners expect routine supply to begin in 2017.

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Kanata North Environmental Studies Information Meeting

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View or Download a copy of the public meeting presentation:  March 4 2015 Presentation
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South March Highlands Blanding’s Turtle Conservation Needs Assessment and Shirley’s Brook and Watts Creek Stormwater Management Study – Phase 2

March 4, 2015
7 to 9 p.m.
All Saints High School
5115 Kanata Avenue

City staff will present information and answer questions in relation to two final reports on environmental studies in Kanata North.  These reports will provide information about the Blanding’s turtle population studies, existing drainage conditions in the Shirley’s Brook and Watts Creek subwatersheds and further studies required to support the stormwater management solution for the Kanata North Lands development phases 7, 8 and 9.

Residents can read the blandings turtle report on ottawa.ca.

View or Download a copy of the public meeting presentation:  March 4 2015 Presentation

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. If you require special accommodation, please contact Nick Stow no later than March 2, 2015.  

For more information, contact:

South March Needs Assessment
Nick Stow, Planner
Planning and Growth Management
110 Laurier Avenue
Ottawa, ON  K1P 1J1
Tel: 613-580-2424 ext. 13000
e-mail: nick.stow@ottawa.ca

Shirley’s Brook and Watts Creek Study
Darlene Conway, P. Eng.
Senior Project Manager
Planning and Growth Management
110 Laurier Avenue
Ottawa ON  K1P 1J1
Tel: 613-580-2424 ext. 27611
e-mail: darlene.conway@ottawa.ca